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As a livestock owner, you need to be prepared, and have good plans to manage animals during a fire and in the recovery period. It is your responsibility to care for your animals' welfare.
Following a fire, the risk of water erosion is greatly increased on bare paddocks.
Agistment is an option for removing livestock from a property, for a number of reasons – after a fire, when paddock feed is inadequate, to spell pastures, or to finish livestock for sale on better
Wind and water erosion risk is increased after fire removes groundcover and some seed reserves.
Sheep are common victims of fires in Australia. The information below describes how fire may affect sheep and the management options landholders have.